How the Maryland Military Installation Council Supports Military and Community Compatible Use

The Maryland Military Installation Council (MMIC) is staffed by the Office of Military and Federal Affairs and was statutorily established in 2006 to continue the state's work on preparing for Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, activities. The MMIC consists of members appointed by the Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Delegates, and the Governor. Various state agencies serve as statutory cabinet members including Commerce, Transportation, the Environment, Planning, Veterans Affairs, and the Adjutant General of the Guard. Ex-officio MMIC members include the installation commanders. The MMIC meets bi-annually and is a forum for communities, military installations, the defense industry, businesses, state agencies and elected officials to discuss issues related to Maryland's military installations. These meetings are open to the public to attend. The MMIC acts as a critical link between the Governor's Executive Council and the state's military installations and provides a forum for state, local, and installation leaders to discuss civilian-military compatible use issues and other related needs.

In support of compatible use, infrastructure and support needed by Maryland installations and how base activity could affect surrounding communities is addressed at MMIC meetings. Council meetings also address state actions that support military installations and work to maximize economic benefits to local communities. Additionally, resources are shared at MMIC meetings that provide information on how other states cope with increased development around military installations to help inform and provide resources to Maryland's military communities.

Compatibility Factors relevant to the Maryland Military Installation Council: Coordination/Communication, Legislative Initiatives

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